Harlem and Baseball in the 1920s

In 1911, Harlem gained its own black professional baseball team, the Lincoln Giants. The white brothers, Edward and Jess McMahon, established the team, obtaining a lease on Olympic Field, at 136th Street and 5th Avenue, where the team played home games on Sundays, the only day off for most black workers. Initially managed by Sol… Continue reading Harlem and Baseball in the 1920s


Digital Harlem in China

I'll be giving a keynote presentation on Digital Harlem at Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts 2011, at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, on September 4, 2011.  The conference theme is "Connected Communities," and I will be speaking about mapping as a way of recovering historical communities and connecting with contemporary places.